Cement Parade

So far this long weekend has been very busy. We did some running around yesterday which included a trip to Home Depot. There we found a nice patio set that was an excellent deal. I also picked up some quick set cement.

The cement project was for a free standing umbrella style laundry drying rack. We’ve had the rack for close to a year now, but never made the time to get the needed materials.

Today the plan was for us all to head out to the highland games, but Elliot decided he wanted to stay home. I stayed with him and set up the patio furniture, cleaned out the old fridge, then dug the hole for the laundry rack. Elliot helped with the hole construction using his dump truck to cart everything away for me.

I then went for a 2 hour road ride. The ride was pretty fun, but very slow and easy. This suited me just fine.

When I got back I had a snack (a hamburger), then got back to work mixing the cement. Yowch. That was tough on the back. As soon as I started pouring I realized I did not have enough. The guy at Home Depot said two bags was going to be plenty, but he must have been on glue. I made a quick trip to Rona and picked up 3 more bags. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since this is the first cement I have ever made.

Rona’s quick set cement was $3 a bag more than Home Depot. No wonder I hate shopping there.

Good day. Scratch that, great day. Fun with the kids, got lots of yard work done, and I got a ride in. What more is there?

Oh, just a parade tomorrow. 🙂